Author - Common Good

Race and Power: Seeing the Invisible Structures

By Isiphambano Centre for Biblical Justice Penny Sparrow is a name which has become synonymous with racism in South Africa. In 2016 she wrote, referring to black people, that “These monkeys that are allowed to be released on New Year's eve and New Year's day on to public beaches towns etc obviously have no education what so ever so to allow them...

Outstanding leaders, outstanding schools

Outstanding schools emerge when outstanding leadership teams refuse to settle for the status quo. Despite the education crisis facing our nation, they have a vision to provide excellent education and commit to achieving this in some of our toughest communities. In our public schools there is a deep cry for support and leadership development from those who have been promoted...

Lean In, Listen In

This podcast series is all about us getting a better understanding of the lived reality of people in Cape Town and their experience of land and space. So many times, the topic of land can be spoken about at a head level, quoting facts and statistics. Other times, it is so emotive that people switch off when engaging. So...

Meet Ncebakazi

Ncebakazi Tingwe loves to cook and dreams of opening a cooking school for youth in Langa. Unfortunately, her previous efforts to study for a profession in the hospitality industry have been disappointed: she left a chefs’ learnership after finding out that it wasn’t correctly accredited, and  had to drop out of food and beverage management classes at the Cape...

Boundary Primary joins Common Good

Common Good is delighted to welcome Boundary Primary to our growing network of collaboration schools. Boundary is the second school that we are partnering with in the Bonteheuwel community, joining Disa Primary with whom we have already enjoyed a year-long association. The school currently serves 494 learners from Grade R – 7, and has a teaching and leadership staff of...